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Andechser Weissbier Hell - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

216 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 42
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Andechs visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Since Saint Joseph’s Day on 19 March 1993, Andechs Weissbier Hell has found many new friends. Untreated and bottled in its natural state of yeasty turbidity, this is a top fermented beer for the epicure.

Its light honey colour makes it an immediate eyecatcher. Then there’s the opalescence and fine structure of the yeast turbidity. At the same time, the creamy, fine pored head invites you to get to know this light Weissbier from the Holy Mountain. You’ll need two takes to enjoy the aromas to the full.

First, distinctive fruity aromas like banana and honeydew melon come to the fore, followed by fine cloves. Andechser Weissbier Hell is a very tangy, refreshing treat with the conviction of a full, soft body. It concludes on a finely balanced interplay of light sweet honey and a delicate acidity with undertones of bitter hoppiness that quickly subside into a harmonious aftertaste.

A Weissbier that embodies a slice of the Andechs lifestyle: finely yeasty, tangy, and sparkling, it refreshes and renews the thirst for more

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-03-2002)
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-06-2013 03:09:03 | More by duceswild
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-10-2014 23:02:14 | More by Resuin
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-16-2014 16:48:21 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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TommyW

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

A- Hazy, golden body. Nice white, foamy head with great retention. Leaves a nice lacing.

S- Very yeasty with some clove and a slight note of citrus.

T- A good bit of clove here. Only a touch of bubblegum followed by a slight citrus. Taste is pretty dry from start to finish.

M- Medium body with moderate carbonation. Cuts out pretty quickly.

D- Very drinkable for a weissbier. Goes down easy and doesn't overpower your palate.

Overall, this is definitely not my favorite weissbier, but it certainly isn't bad.

12-08-2008 17:00:13 | More by TommyW
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gory4d

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-14-2014 20:24:02 | More by gory4d
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-11-2011 06:38:39 | More by jophish17
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dmf01

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-12-2014 00:34:03 | More by dmf01
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-06-2014 03:20:42 | More by victory4me
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ChristiBerli

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-09-2014 02:01:40 | More by ChristiBerli
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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-29-2013 14:28:24 | More by dcmchew
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-06-2014 02:28:55 | More by jim_carignan
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-31-2013 02:41:52 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Paccamacca

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-11-2014 06:16:16 | More by Paccamacca
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-31-2013 21:59:35 | More by morebeergood
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%

Split a bottle with some friends, as this is a beer that should be shared out of charity.

Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a fluffy white head that leaves lacing. The aroma and flavor are rich with yeast character - tons of orange, herbal spice, clove, and vanilla. All these tasty flavors carry over only the palate with a mellow wheat malt and bready grains. The body has a little weight to it, but for the most part this is a tasty hefe you could happily drink all day and night long.

07-12-2008 17:45:36 | More by tempest
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thierrynantes

France

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%

Beer bottle (50cl), tasted in 2007.

Appearance : golden color, with a creamy white head.
Smell : clove, banana, pear and malted wheat aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : well balanced, very delicious finish and refreshing with wheat flavor, and notes of clove.
Drinkability : a very good beer in the style hefeweizen.

03-28-2008 21:30:29 | More by thierrynantes
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Rastacouere

Quebec (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

Hazy golden body, average white foam with no lacing. Enormously yeasty aroma. It first makes me think of bark, there is big banana in there. Gentle phenols, everything at the right place at the right moment. Beautifully balanced, if I appreciated hefes a lot more, I might shoot for high 4s. Light cloves, sweet, well displayed. Tarter than I expected in mouth though, it makes it all the more refreshing, but I’m not sure I enjoy it as much as the aroma, it is very fruity, yet not very sweet, mostly floral with green herbs hints. Thin-medium bodied, spritzy carbonation, but not lasting. Great aroma..

09-12-2005 01:21:05 | More by Rastacouere
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

Light fizzy slight creamy smaller head, hazy orange golden color.

Nose typical German hefe like, nice wheat creamy slight grainy, nice floral weissbier like aroma, almost candy malt and sweetness, nice orange juice and light peel, little coriander and general light spices.

Taste light sweetness, almost candy like toffee caramel note, candi sugar perhaps bit very light. Then creamy wheat, little toasty wheat and biscuit like notes, wheat and hay, into mild coriander and mild spices, as well as light orange zest and some orange juice. Nice lighter style but sweet candy like Bavarian hefe. Finish is dry and a bit light, little bitterness note, more candy and orange zest, etc.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, bit creamy, nice carb.

Overall not bad, semi sweet but stays dry, nice hefe notes without too much bad wheat or spices.

05-21-2014 01:11:31 | More by jlindros
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scottfrie

California

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

500ml bottle into Weiss glass. Thanks Ayn!

A: Pours a lightly hazy honey color with a thick, fluffy, bright white head that slowly faded into a dense and well retained fuzzy rocky film.
S: Huge nose with notes of ripe bananas, syrupy sweetness, caramel or brown sugar, mild clove, cardamom, honey, and a hint of grainy wheat. Overall very sweet and fruity.
T: Thankfully not as sweet as the nose with flavors of chalky wheat and spice including clove, cardamom and black pepper. Lemon comes through in the finish, with a slight mineral quality and chalky yeast in the aftertaste.
M: Super fluffy carbonation, full soft mouthfeel that tapers off in the finish, and a medium-full body.
O: Very good and traditional tasting. Sweet but not cloying. One of the better I've tasted.

03-29-2014 20:33:56 | More by scottfrie
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steveh

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

Starting to see Andechs appear around me -- glad to have it!

Based on knowledge of different bottling codes, I'm guessing this was bottled on October 8, 2013; not bad.

A -- Hazy, peach color with a dense, sticky, white head.

S -- Cloves, banana, pepper, wheat malt, and some vague DMS.

T -- All of the above in a delicious concerto. Not big and bold, but hits the best notes for a Bavarian Hefeweizen.

M -- Soft mouthfeel with some crisp carbonation spritziness at the end and a light to light-medium body.

O -- A classic example of the style. If someone wants to know what a Bavarian Hefeweizen should be, Andechs will fill the bill.

12-31-2013 18:57:35 | More by steveh
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swizzlenuts

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

A: Cloudy with a nice size head on it

S: Smells of yeast and fruits. Quite pleasing

T: It has a more bitter taste than most hefeweizen beers I've tasted. It's yeasty and wheaty. The fruits don't really come out to play, but they are there in the background. There is a vanilla flavour that comes out.
M: Creamy and with a nice bite from the carbonation

D: Yep, like all German ales.

03-23-2008 17:45:31 | More by swizzlenuts
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crnipeter

Slovenia

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%

500 ml bottle, BB date says 28. June 2011, into Franziskaner glass. Hazy pale straw with stems of raising bubbles, copious, moussy white head that holds well and sticks to the walls leaving rings and patches of lace as retreats. Aroma is sweet from malted wheat expressed as well baked bread, with mild banana and clove. The flavor is quite sweet initially coating the lips with sticky film of unfermented sugars and gets doughy & bready later on. There's some mild banana and clove although less than I'd expect from a Hefeweizen, and a good amount of powdery yeastiness. The flavor profile is complemented by delicate citrusy tartness from the high carbonation and suspended yeast. Low hoppy bitterness emerges towards the finish which is dry and spritzy thanks to high carbonation. The perception of body is increased by the yeast hanging in suspension so the beer seems nearly medium bodied.

03-05-2011 12:42:04 | More by crnipeter
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Mora2000

Texas

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is strong bananas and cloves. The flavor is bananas, yeast and cloves. Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This beer is exactly what I am looking for in a hefeweizen. Awesome.

09-07-2010 02:50:47 | More by Mora2000
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stcules

Italy

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%

A lot of a good compact and persistent foam. Orange, lightly cloudy appearance. Right for a hefe weizen.
Weizen smell, too. Good, banana, cloves, orange peel, some spiciness (pepper). Very well balanced.
Wel balanced in the taste too. Maybe, just a bit too thin. Anyway, great drinkability and plesantness. Banana and cloves. Very good weizen.
Aftertaste with a little banana, and pleasantly spiced. Orange peel, pepper.

11-02-2007 13:03:47 | More by stcules
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vkv822

Oregon

4.11/5  rDev -1%

16.9oz : weizen glass

Lightly hazy, golden yellow with a foamy white head. Very nice looking though the head dissipated fairly quickly for my expectations in the style.

Big malty wheat backbone highlighted by delicious banana and clove notes in both the aroma and taste.

Standard, medium+ body, foamy carbonation.

A very well done hefeweizen and at a fairly decent price point. Something I would certainly enjoy again.

01-06-2014 08:43:15 | More by vkv822
Andechser Weissbier Hell from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
92 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.